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VOCATIONAL EDUCATIONóBASIC GRANTS TO STATES
(CFDA No.  84.048,  84.050,  84.052)

I.    PROGRAM PROFILE

Legislation: Vocational Education Act of 1963, as amended
of the Education Amendments of 1976, Public Law 94-482, 20
to 2461; 90 Stat. 2168-2213. (Expired September 30, 1984)*

by  Title   II
U.S.C.   2301

Funding Since 1980:
Fiscal Year

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984

Author!zation

$1,180,000,000

1,325,000,000

2/

Appropriation    I/

$686,045,732
612,082,728
587,736,648
657,902,898
666,628,758

Purpose: To assist States In providing quality vocational education
programs to persons who desire and need education and training for
employment.

Eligibility: States become eligible for formula grants by establishing a
State Board for Vocational Education, a State Occupational Information
Coordinating Committee, a State Advisory Council, and certifying a five-year
State plan, annual program plans and accountability reports. Governors,
or their designated review agencies, may include this program In their
intergovernmental review process. All grants are advance-funded.

II.    RESPONSE TO GEPA 417(a)

A.    Goals and Objectives of the Department:

o To make full use of findings and recommendations of the National
Academy of Sciences (NAS) report on the role of vocational education in
national economic development.

o To support the goals defined in response to the Secretary's goal
of Strengtening Education and Work. These Include:

1.    To add new initiatives to implement the NAS report;

2.    To   increase   the    responsiveness    of    vocational   education   to   the
Nation's defense preparedness;

*The Carl   D.   Perkins   Vocational    Education   Act   of   1984,   P.L,   98-524,
authorizes vocational education through September 30, 1989,f handicapped persons in policy